November 21, 2014 - Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst - Wu Tsang
November 21, 2014

Wu Tsang

Courtesy of Wu Tsang, Clifton Benevento, New York, and Galerie Isabella Bortolozzi, Berlin.

Wu Tsang: Not in my language
22 November 2014–8 February 2015

Opening: Friday, 21 November, 6–9 pm

Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst
Limmatstrasse 270
CH-8005 Zürich
Hours: Tuesday–Friday 11am–6pm,
Thursday 11am–8pm,
Saturday–Sunday 10am–5pm

Wu Tsang (b. 1982) is an artist, performer, and filmmaker based in Los Angeles. His multimedia-oriented oeuvre focuses on narratives that construct identity and the self in relation to others. In particular, Tsang is interested in the socio-political dimensions of communities and is also significantly inspired by his involvement with queer, trans, and immigrant communities in Los Angeles. Evoking “the underground” as a site of cultural resistance, Tsang considers how fantasy can play an important role in representing social movements. For instance, his award-winning 2012 film Wildness documents a legendary party venue in Los Angeles, which has been a popular meeting point for the Latin American transgender community for decades. Through magical realism and personal narrative, the film invites discussion of documentary strategies and societal circumstances. Wu Tsang’s first institutional solo exhibition in Europe brings together works from the years 2008 to 2014.

Wu Tsang’s works have been presented at the Tate Modern (London), the Stedelijk Museum (Amsterdam), at the Whitney Museum, the Museum of Modern Art and the New Museum (New York), the MCA (Chicago), and MOCA (Los Angeles). In 2012, Tsang took part in the Whitney Biennial and the New Museum Triennial (New York), the Gwangju Biennial (South Korea) and the Liverpool Biennial (Great Britain). His documentary film Wildness has received many awards, including the Grand Jury Prize at Outfest 2012.

Curated by Raphael Gygax, Curator, Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst

In early 2015, a JRP|Ringier publication will be released in cooperation with the Kunsthalle Düsseldorf.

Wu Tsang at Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst
Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst
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